Recipe Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad

winterybella

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I'm not big on salads with peas, but I feel like @SatNavSaysStraightOn and @Duck59 and those who are vegetarian or vegan might like this. Of course it also seems like a good dish for the The CookingBites Recipe Challenge.
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Ingredients

Instructions
  1. Begin by cooking the lentils. Place the lentils and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Place a large frying pan over a high heat and add 2 tsp of olive oil. When the pan has come to heat add half the mushrooms. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes before stirring. The mushrooms should be lightly golden. Cook for a further minute before removing from the pan and repeating with the second batch. Reduce the heat to medium low and return the mushrooms to the pan and add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant, but not browned as it will taste bitter. Set aside to cool.
  3. Toss the lentils, mushroom and garlic together along with the lemon juice and the extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste and add the parsley and rocket just as you're serving.

Notes
Don't slice the mushrooms too thinly. You want them to have a bit of substance and also you don't want them to dry out when they are cooked over a high heat.

'Enjoy'......

Source: http://www.deliciouseveryday.com/mushroom-lemon-lentil-salad/
 
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This looks great, even for a non mushroom lover :) I will replace the mushrooms for myself and I am sure my husband will like this!
 

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Lentils and mushrooms work very well together, mingling their earthy flavours. Offset by lemon and spiked with chilli, I can see his recipe would work. I'd assumed that it was a 'warm' salad but looking again, it isn't. I tend to think cold fried mushrooms would not be so good (slime factor!). I'd probably substitute fresh red chilli - the colour would liven up the appearance and serve it warm.
 
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